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I was working on a reading test of TOEIC. Please see the following one:

Yes! I would like to order season tickets.
SIX-PLAY SERIES
Tuesday-Thursday evenings $56 per person
Friday/ Saturday evenings $76 per person
Sunday matinee $66 per person

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Name ______________
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My questions are:
1. Is this subscription for plays or movies? The word Matinee could refer to plays or films.
2. What does SIX-PLAY SERIES mean?

Please advise.

LCChang
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1. I would assume that these are theatre plays as cinemas don't sell season tickets and the prices are too high for cinema tickets. Also, it does say it is for a series of plays in the heading. You don't often get theatre plays and cinema films at the same venue. (True, matinee could be used for plays or films, but then so could 'evening'.)

2. A series of six plays. Presumably each play runs for a week, from Tuesday evening to Sunday afternoon.
I would add to Nona's post. In many theatres, you can subscribe to the full series of plays for the season, or for a reduced number. "Six-play series" sounds to me like one of those.
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Nona The Brit1. I would assume that these are theatre plays as cinemas don't sell season tickets and the prices are too high for cinema tickets. Also, it does say it is for a series of plays in the heading. You don't often get theatre plays and cinema films at the same venue. (True, matinee could be used for plays or films, but then so could 'evening'.)

2. A series of six plays. Presumably each play runs for a week, from Tuesday evening to Sunday afternoon.

High for matinee prices, but not much above evening prices in my area. That's why I usually wait for the DVD to come out.....I don't care if I'm six months behind time.
Thanks to everyone's opinions.
Oh yes, the prices would be ok for cinemas (I suppose depending on which currency/country). I think I just thought about it as a 'per ticket' price and didn't remember to divide by 6. Sorry. I still think it is likely to be the theatre though, as it is a series of plays, not films.
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Nona The BritOh yes, the prices would be ok for cinemas (I suppose depending on which currency/country). I think I just thought about it as a 'per ticket' price and didn't remember to divide by 6. Sorry. I still think it is likely to be the theatre though, as it is a series of plays, not films.
Emotion: smile I think so too. The prices don't seem too different.